Police find 1 man dead, another injured after an early morning shooting in West Town

Chicago police investigate a shooting at the intersection of Ogden and Milwaukee on Friday, November 17, 2023. | Provided

CHICAGO — One man is dead and another injured after shots were fired in the Noble Square neighborhood on Friday morning. Chicago police were still trying to figure out exactly what happened.

Update: Video of one gunman firing shots has emerged.

A witness first reported shots fired and a man lying unresponsive in the 700 block of North Odgen around 3:35 a.m. An SUV at the scene was riddled with bullets, and police said they saw blood in the vehicle’s back seat.

The 23-year-old victim was pronounced dead at St. Mary’s Hospital a short time later. CPD said he had been shot in the head.

Chicago cops spotted two men who appeared similar to people a witness saw walking away from the victim. Those men ran from police, one even jumped onto the Kennedy Expressway, but both were taken into custody for questioning.

Chicago police investigate a shooting at the intersection of Ogden and Milwaukee on Friday, November 17, 2023. | Provided

About 30 minutes after the first 911 calls came in, police found a 27-year-old man with a gunshot wound about a half-block from where the deceased man was found. The second victim appeared to have been shot in the neck, officers said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.

Investigators also found 12 shell casings in the 1400 block of West Thomas, almost a mile from where the victims were found. A source said police believe the men may have been shot at the Thomas location and then traveled in the SUV to where police found them.

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